Tag Archives: East Asia

Timelapse Travel Views: ‘Magnificent Japan’ (4K)

“雄大 (YUDAI)” means magnificent in Japanese. The film is a Timelapse and Hyperlapse depiction of magnificent Japan.

Japan, island country lying off the east coast of Asia. It consists of a great string of islands in a northeast-southwest arc that stretches for approximately 1,500 miles (2,400 km) through the western North Pacific Ocean. Nearly the entire land area is taken up by the country’s four main islands; from north to south these are  Hokkaido  (Hokkaidō),  Honshu  (Honshū),  Shikoku, and Kyushu (Kyūshū). Honshu is the largest of the four, followed in size by Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku. In addition, there are numerous smaller islands, the major groups of which are the Ryukyu (Nansei) Islands (including the island of Okinawa) to the south and west of Kyushu and the IzuBonin (Ogasawara), and  Volcano  (Kazan) islands to the south and east of central Honshu. The national capital, Tokyo (Tōkyō), in east-central Honshu, is one of the world’s most populous cities.

Filmed and Edited by: Daisuke Shimizu

Wildlife: A Pallas’s Cat In The Steppes Of Mongolia

Dinnertime is a gamble for Pallas’s cats, and this one’s hangry. Relative to their body size, they have the shortest legs of any cat, which makes attacking prey in a timely fashion somewhat tricky…

The Pallas’s cat, also known as the manul, is a small wild cat with long and dense light grey fur. Its rounded ears are set low on the sides of the head. Its head-and-body length ranges from 46 to 65 cm with a 21 to 31 cm long bushy tail. 

Travel & Adventure: ’18 Days Exploring Mongolia’

Mongolia, a nation bordered by China and Russia, is known for vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture. Its capital, Ulaanbaatar, centers around Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) Square, named for the notorious founder of the 13th- and 14th-century Mongol Empire.

This year, I decided to take one of the hardest but exciting decisions I’ve ever made, exploring Mongolia for 18 days. I didn’t know what to expect, all I had with me is prior months of exploring this country through Google Earth and then transforming this exploration into real life.

The spots I was interested in exploring were so remote and very hard to reach even with the car, considering there’re no roads. 90% of the travel agencies did not approve to take me to the spots, considering how remote they are, until one of them told me, I will hire for you a very experienced driver, and you will direct him where I’m interested to go, but this expedition has to be private since no one would be willing to do that with me. I accepted the offer.

What I experienced and witnessed you will see in this film. It was one of the hardest challenge I’ve ever made but never regret doing it, I became a better person after this spirtual exploration expedition.

Bashir Abu Shakra

Views: Taipei Performing Arts Center In Taiwan

Viewers can explore the interiors of the newly-opened Taipei Performing Arts Center by Dutch studio OMA in this drone video, produced by Shephotoerd Co. Photography.

Opened to the public on 7 August, the Taipei Performing Arts Center is a 59,000-square-metre cultural venue in Taiwan that incorporates three unique theatres.

Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/?p=1829625

Timelapse Views: Cities & Landscapes Of Taiwan (8K)

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC),is a country in East Asia, at the junction of the East and South China Seas in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The territories controlled by the ROC consist of 168 islands,[j] with a combined area of 36,193 square kilometres (13,974 sq mi).[15][33] The main island of Taiwan, also known as Formosa, has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two-thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanisedpopulation is concentrated. The capital, Taipei, forms along with New Taipei City and Keelung the largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. Other major cities include KaohsiungTaichungTainan, and Taoyuan. With around 23.9 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated countries in the world.

Walking Tour: Shibuya District In Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. The city’s many museums offer exhibits ranging from classical art (in the Tokyo National Museum) to a reconstructed kabuki theater (in the Edo-Tokyo Museum). 

Shibuya is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. As a major commercial and finance center, it houses two of the busiest railway stations in the world, Shinjuku Station and Shibuya Station.

Japan Views: Kyoto Plum Blossoms & ‘Hanato’ Lights

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It’s famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district. 

Date taken: March 5-6, 2022

Video timeline: 0:00 Kitano-temmangū Shrine 北野天満宮 https://bit.ly/3vKIg2i1:39 Baien (Ume Blossom Garden)梅苑 https://bit.ly/35UCyQz6:00 Around Yasaka-no-to Pagoda 八坂の塔周辺 https://bit.ly/3ewNGnw7:57 Around Nene-no-michi Path ねねの道周辺 https://bit.ly/3Ko6VgW10:17 Around Nineizaka (Ninenzaka) Path 二寧坂周辺 https://bit.ly/3KlXnmF14:21 Around Sannenzaka Path 産寧坂周辺 https://bit.ly/3z2fx8w17:55 Kiyomizudera Shopping Street 清水寺商店街 https://bit.ly/3pHUDIi19:20 Kiyomizu-dera 清水寺 https://bit.ly/3HLuJty22:54 Maruyama Park 円山公園周辺 https://bit.ly/3pIsctM27:25 Around Yasaka-no-to Pagoda(late at night) 八坂の塔周辺 https://bit.ly/3ewNGnw

Walking Tour: Sanya On Hainan Island In China (4K)

Sanya, a city on the southern end of China’s Hainan Island, has several bays with large beach resorts. Yalong Bay is known for upscale hotels, while Wuzhizhou Island and its coral reefs are destinations for scuba diving, surfing and other water sports. At the city’s expansive Nanshan Temple complex, a 108m-high Guan Yin bronze statue rises on an artificial island.

Video timeline: 0:00 Intro 1:09 Nanshan Temple 45:00 Big Tree Hotel 50:35 Sanya Bay Beach 59:50 Sanya International Duty-Free Mall 1:31:29 Night Market Of Houhai Village 1:44:10 Another Version Of Duty-Free Mall

Aerial Views: Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, Java, Indonesia

Tumpak Sewu, also known as Coban Sewu, is a tiered waterfall that is located between the Pronojiwo District, Lumajang Regency, and the Ampelgading District, Malang Regency, in East Java, Indonesia. The waterfall is overshadowed by Semeru, an active volcano and the highest mountain in Java.